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By Sarah Oyedo

Every skin tone has its own best suited skin care regimen. It’s important to take into consideration your skin tone when putting together a skin-care regimen as what works for the next person may not work for you. But if you are blessed with deep shades of melanin, then you may want to arm yourself with these tips:



Black skin tends to be dry, and it often appears ashy when overly dry. So moisturizing daily is one way to leave your skin soft and supple. If your skin is oily, choose an oil-free cleanser that won’t clog your pores.

Wash Skin with Moisturizing Body Wash

While buying body moisturizer, look out for ingredients such as glycerin, urea, hyaluronic acid or dimethicone, as studies suggest they contain rich supplements helpful to dark skin. Use a separate facial cleanser in the morning and at night to remove cosmetics and keep your pores clear.


Since black skin is prone to roughness and bumps, caused by a buildup of dead skin cells, its important to exfoliate. If your skin is dry or thin, exfoliate once a week. Oily or combination skin types should exfoliate two to three times a week.

Use Sunscreen. Just because your skin is dark does not mean that the sun is harmless. In fact, black skin is not immune to wrinkling and skin cancer. Protect your skin from the sun with a daily sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.

NOTE: There are no short cuts to achieving a great skin. Using these tips are a sure way to getting that glowing dusky goodness of a skin you’ve always wanted.

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